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Christian Perfection – 15: The Image of God

Christian Perfection – 15: The Image of God By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) In this Chapter we shall see an inner warring of the imperfect with the perfect that takes place as we are regenerated […]

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Christian Perfection – 14: In What Sense Christians Are Perfect

Christian Perfection – 14: In What Sense Christians Are Perfect By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) It was a little after 6:30 in the morning on 13 October 2001, and as I sat in front of […]

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Christian Perfection – 13: In What Sense Christians Are Not Perfect

Christian Perfection – 13: In What Sense Christians Are Not Perfect By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) In the twelfth part of “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection”, John Wesley discusses the dichotomy of Christian perfection […]

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Christian Perfection – 12: Opposition to Perfection

Christian Perfection – 12: Opposition to Perfection By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) In the eleventh part of “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection”, John Wesley discusses his brother’s and his surprise at the opposition from […]

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Christian Perfection – 11: The Character of a Perfect Christian

Christian Perfection – 11: The Character of a Perfect Christian By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) About two months ago (August, 2001), I was told the story about a Methodist pastor who had his “ordination paper” […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 18: Michelle’s View

Challenging Church Compassion – 18: Michelle’s View Our challenging church compassion is to present the true intent of our Father in heaven to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God as a witness against the hardness of heart and the very limited compassion that sensitive people see in most churches. We received the […]

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Challenging Church Compassion – 17: Christian Cruelty

Challenging Church Compassion – 17: Christian Cruelty Christian cruelty is most often witnessed or perceived when it involves the way the Church and their parishioners relate to animals.  Almost every day we hear from people who has been deeply troubled and often emotionally scarred by the hardness of heart they’ve encountered within the church. For […]

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Christian Perfection – 10: Singing With the Angels

Christian Perfection – 10: Singing With the Angels By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) Singing with the angels is more than singing in our churches, even though it may sound like a heavenly choir. To truly […]

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Christian Perfection – 09: Repose in the Blood of Christ

Christian Perfection – 09: Repose in the Blood of Christ By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) To repose in the blood of Christ is to rest in the assurance of Jesus Christ’s completed work upon the cross. […]

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Christian Perfection – 08: Yearnings of the Heart

Christian Perfection – 08: Yearnings of the Heart By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) (Wesley’s writings are in bold) There seems to have been a time in every truly born-again believer’s life, shortly before they gave themselves completely to the Lord, […]

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